Jim Hilton

COLUMNS: Forestry questions for provincial election candidates

The following 10 points about ways to improve the forest economy in B.C. are taken from Ben Parfitt’s article.

COLUMNS: Lumber trade deal will hurt small independent producers

Those who didn’t attend the forestry meeting March 16 missed valuable information on the soft wood lumber discussions with the U.S.

COLUMNS: Small Okanagan town has modern value added industry

A January 2014 article in the Logging and Sawmilling Journal describes how a value added company started out over 50 years ago.

COLUMNS: Legal, fair and defensible key words for apportionment decisions

If you go onto the provincial government website and look under apportionment you will see information.

COLUMNS: Export of logs and wood waste responsible for job losses

During the open line show on CBC radio Feb. 27 most of the people phoning in were against the export of raw logs.

COLUMNS: Tweaking the Canada, U.S. softwood agreement

Wome people on both sides of the Canada, U.S. border may say we should scrap the Soft Wood Lumber Agreement.

COLUMNS: Promote value-added or advertise in U.S.?

Recent press releases indicate Canadian forest industry and government representatives are planning a campaign blitz in the U.S.

COLUMNS: Let U.S. home builders work on Canada’s behalf

U.S. lumber manufactures want restrictions on Canadian lumber so they can make more profits.

COLUMNS: Benefits of residual bio material

Canada has more biomass per capita than any other country in the planet according to an article by Tony Kryzanowski.

COLUMNS: Lumber exports to U.S. face restrictions

articipating in trade agreements (NAFTA or TPP) with the Americans seems of little value.

Time to change or drop North American Free Trade Agreement

If president elect Trump has his way NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) will need to change.

COLUMNS: Alternatives to wooden hydro poles

The use of concrete poles in our subdivision in the late 1970s seemed like a good idea.

COLUMNS: More from less with forest products

After the recent presidential election some are warning that the softwood lumber agreement is going to be much harder to negotiate.

Columns: Value added wood may help reduce impact of rail ties

How about a thermal wood rail road tie which is rot resistant and free of any harmful chemicals?

Column: Recent government study shows significant residual fibre available

The provincial government is promoting the increased use of residual fibre.

Column: Outlook is short-term positive for Cariboo region

As described below, I am assuming the Cariboo region with its diverse forest industry complex will mirror most of the predictions.

Column: Too many contradictions and unanswered questions

Shareholder profits at the expense of local business and environmental/health issues have resulted in a number of contradictions:

COLUMN: A win, win approach using clean residual fibre the best option

On March 10, five of us took advantage of an invitation for a tour of the Williams Lake Power Plant (WLPP).

COLUMN: ‘Somewhat’ higher levels of rail tie ash not an acceptable description

Rail tie ash and lack of science should be of a concern to everyone.

COLUMNS: Hoping for responsible disposal of railroad ties

I am in favour of each community taking responsibility of its own garbage and not shipping it off for another community to deal with.